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HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS
Broken Toilets: The New Frontier of Prisoner Abuse
Founder and writer of Prison Diaries, the 2016 Webby Award Hon...
The broken toilet is the future frontier of prisoner abuse. Allowing an inmate to exist with a broken or dirty one is easy; the only evidence of it is the inmate's self-report, an account that will be discredited.
Remembering 9/11 and Reclaiming Accountability for Human Rights
Director of the ACLU's Human Rights Program
The U.S.-led 'War on Terror' has resulted in the erosion of hard-fought human rights achievements, including the absolute prohibition on torture, and undermined accountability mechanisms against governmental abuses of power.
Eritrea: Africa's Human Rights Black Hole
Kathryn Cameron Porter
Founder & President, Leadership Council for Human Rights
Eritrea, one of the youngest countries on earth, is quickly emerging as one of the largest violators of human rights. The situation in Eritrea wasn't always this dire, but the future doesn't look bright.
Increase in Renewables Aids Human Rights
Senior Analyst, Pike Research
The "curse of oil," which says that national per capita income often goes down after oil is discovered in a nation, is well documented in cases around the globe.
As Obama Urges Action on Zimbabwe, Health Crisis Worsens
As hopeful rhetoric permeates US leadership, Zimbabwe's health crisis is taking a turn for the worse. The average life expectancy has plummeted from 62 in the early 1990s to 36 today.
Renowned Doctors Among Four "Destroyed" in Iran
The rights of doctors Arash Alaei and Kamiar Alaei have been violated and their commitment to public health has been misrepresented by the Iranian Government as a threat to their regime.
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